Re: [NTLK] How do you create Newton compatible images

From: Dan <>
Date: Fri Jul 28 2006 - 12:56:23 EDT

On 7/28/2006 12:12 PM, Dan wrote:
> On 7/28/2006 10:54 AM, Martin Queen wrote:
>> Simply put how do you convert images from say the web or a camera to a
>> form that the newton will be able to display? I can't seem to find
>> anything on this.
>> Thanks in advance.
>> Martin.
> Depends on the Newton in question. Anything before a MP2x00 will
> requite simple B+W bitmaps (not gray scale). The MP2x00 can use 16
> shades of Gray. It is possible to make such images with Photoshop for
> example. And I have done it several times.
> Then you have to get the image into your Newt. There are several
> methods. The best one I have found is X-port. And there is a lite
> version that comes with Photoshow. So for $10 you get a method to
> display photos as well as upload them to your Newton. The only catch is
> it only works with a MP2x00. X-port the full version is great if you
> can get a copy. The only downside is if you have a Mac, it requires
> Classic I believe (the desktop side).
> There are other methods for getting images on your Newt. You can put
> them in a NewtonBook using Press. Download them over the internet via
> email or web browser (email is probably the easier of the two). There
> is also a method that was discussed using Works, NCU and cut and paste
> that works for some people that was recently discussed. I am sure there
> are other methods I haven't covered and others will chime in on.
> -Dan

Oh I forgot to mention that they need to be in BMP format on the PC
before transfer and PICT on the Mac. PICT is the native format the
Newton uses if I remember correctly. So everything is converted over to
that before the transfers. All the transfer software for the Newt on
the PC side will do the automatically.

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